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Ethnographies of Islam in China – An International Conference

Date: 27 March 2017 Time: 12:00 PM Finishes: 29 March 2017 Time: 6:30 PM Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: Djam Lecture Theatre /Senate House Lecture Theatre   Type of Event: Conference Recent decades have seen increasing global connectedness and… Read More ›

Ethnographies of Islam in China

27-29 March 2017   SOAS, University of London   CALL FOR PAPERS Recent decades have seen increasing global connectedness and rapid changes in Islamic belief and practice in China, across a sphere characterised by great diversity in histories of transmission, socio-economic… Read More ›

Music of the Ordam Shrine Festival

Music of the Ordam Shrine Festival Professor Rahile Dawut  (Xinjiang University) Aynur Kadir  (Simon Fraser University, Canada) Rahile Dawut has been conducting ethnographic fieldwork around the Xinjiang for over 20 years, and is the world’s leading expert on Uyghur shrine… Read More ›

Ethnographies of Islam in China

  Ethnographies of Islam in China An International Conference 27-29 March 2017 SOAS, University of London Themes: The Islamic resurgence in China Circulation, authority and authenticity Fieldwork methodologies and ethics   The call for papers will be released in September…. Read More ›

Archaeology of Sound

Ha Guangtian (SOAS, University of London) According to one theory, the sharp division between Classical Arabic and varieties of colloquial Arabic, rather than being exemplary of what has been called “diglossia” in socio-linguistics, was in fact the consequence of Islam’s… Read More ›

Islamic Soundscapes of Khotan

Mu Qian (Research Student, Department of Music, SOAS, University of London) Khotan is situated on the southern edge of the Taklamakan Desert. It is an area still dominated by Uyghurs. According to the national census in 2010, Uyghurs account for… Read More ›

Islam by Smartphone: the changing sounds of Uyghur religiosity

Rachel Harris (SOAS, University of London) Aziz Isa (Independent scholar) Over the past few years, localised violent incidents have become commonplace right across Xinjiang. State media blames the ongoing violence on the spread of Islamic jihadi ideals via the Internet… Read More ›